Serving as main hub for airlines like Portugalia and TAP Portugal, Lisbon Portela Airport or Lisbon Airport, is a public, international airport that operates out of Portela de Sacavém, serving Lisbon, Portugal. The airport has two passenger terminal buildings and operates to numerous destinations within Europe, North and South America, among others. The airport has two asphalt runways that measure between an estimated 2,300 to 3,800 metres or 7,600 to 12,500 feet in length.
Where to go
The country of Portugal is home to destinations such as Belem Tower, Pena National Palace, Sao Jorge Castle, Lisbon Oceanarium, Convent of Christ, Quinta da Regaleira, Padrao dos Descobrimentos, Sintra National Palace, and Dom Luis Bridge, to name a few. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the ‘Cultural Landscape of Sintra’, Quinta da Regaleira, is an estate close to the historic centre of Sintra, in Portugal. Also known as ‘The Palace of Monteiro the Millionaire’, the estate is considered to be among the main tourist attractions within Sintra, along with Sintra National Palace, Pena, Monserrate, and Seteais palaces.
Short-haul flights that last approximately two to five hours from Lisbon Portela Airport enable travellers to visit Dublin, Ireland; Brussels, Belgium; and Moscow, Russia. Some of the tourist attractions within Dublin include Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Zoo, National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Trinity College Library, Old Jameson Distillery, and more. Kilmainham Gaol is a former prison that now serves as a museum run by the Office of Public Works, located in Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland. Also, founded in the early 1970s, Kilmainham Gaol has been featured in various films over the years.
Among the long-haul destinations that can be reached from Lisbon Portela Airport include Newark, New Jersey, and Miami, Florida, both in the United States. With flights that last seven to eight hours, more or less, attractions that can be visited within the areas include New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark Museum, and Newark Symphony Hall in Newark, New Jersey; with Jungle Island, Miami Seaquarium, Villa Vizcaya, and Zoo Miami in Miami, Florida, in addition to many more. Jungle Island, formerly known as Parrot Jungle, is a fun and interactive zoological park for visitors of all ages located at 25.786111 latitude, -80.174167 longitude, in Watson Island, Miami, Florida, in the United States. The park was originally within its suburban Pinecrest location, and was moved to its present located towards eastern Downtown Miami. The park opened in 2003 in its current location of around 22 acres or 89,000 square metres of land. Among the highlights of the park include a 900-pound liger (cross between a lion and a tiger) named Hercules, in addition to shows and other exhibits.
How to get out
Lisbon Portela Airport has flights to interesting and vibrant cities within the countries of Ireland, France, Canada, Algeria, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Finland, Russia, Ukraine, and United States, to name a few. When flying to these destinations, the airlines that operate flights include Aer Lingus, Aigle Azur, Air Canada Rouge, Air Europa, Air France, Air Moldova, Air Transat, Arkia Israel Airlines, Binter Canarias, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, easyJet, easyJet Switzerland, Emirates, euroAtlantic Airways, Germanwings, Iberia, Israir, KLM, Lufthansa, Luxair, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Orbest, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair, SATA International, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Portugal, TAP Portugal operated by Portugália, Transaero Airlines, Transavia, Transavia France, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, United Airlines, vueling, and Wizz Air, to name a few.
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